Police Destroy Suspicious Backpack at Austin Mosque

October 5, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Associated Press


Police safely exploded a suspicious backpack left in the parking lot of an Austin mosque.

Austin police Lt. Cedric Hudson said Azzam Baytie, 46, had made threats to the mosque, the North Austin Muslim Community Center. Baytie, described by authorities as "emotionally disturbed," claimed he had a bomb in his backpack, Hudson said.